North Pond Notebook Cover


Get organized in style—this useful cover protects your notebooks—with modern details and lots of pockets!

Use the North Pond Notebook Cover to make gifts for your friends or make some for yourself and get organized around your own home! It comes in two standard sizes, large for composition notebooks and small for journal-sized notebooks, so that you can refill your cover with new paper over and over.

Practical pockets on the interior flaps provide spaces for pens, pencils, and loose papers. The snap closure adds stylish detail, while keeping your papers secure. Gender neutral styling makes this a great choice for men & boys too. Try it in waxed canvas or with leather accents for a more masculine look.

Finished Dimensions:
Large: 8″ x 10 1/4″ (fits composition notebook size 7 1/2″ x 9 3/4″)
Small: 5 1/2″ x 9″ (fits notebook size 5″ x 8 1/4″ – e.g. large Moleskine® notebook/sketchbook, standard journal)

(you should be comfortable following basic pattern directions, applying interfacing, and topstitching)

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The North Pond Notebook Cover pattern includes step-by-step illustrations and detailed instructions, along with supplemental photos. I’ve also included extra tips to achieve a professional looking finish and helpful directions for making size modifications.

Unlike most notebook cover patterns, the North Pond Notebook Cover pattern contains actual pattern pieces instead of a list of rectangular measurements. The covers were designed specifically to cover composition notebooks and large Moleskine® notebooks, though the covers can be modified to fit notebooks of similar sizes. Both of these types of notebooks are easily accessible, so you can refill your notebook cover over and over. I have specific measurements included for making A5 size notebook covers, plus basic instructions for making other size adjustments.

You can read this post for suggestions on the best notebooks to fit in your cover.

This sewing pattern is available for digital download only.

North Pond Notebook Cover pattern files include:

  • 9 pages of clear step-by-step directions & supplemental photos
  • Expert tips for a professional looking finish
  • Print-at-home pattern pieces
  • Bonus tips: modifying the size

Recommended Fabrics and Supplies:

Exterior 1/2 yd.*
Lining 1/2 yd.*
Mid-weight fusible interfacing 1 yd. (I use Pellon 931 or SF101)
1 rectangle ring 1”
1” cotton webbing (optional) 22” (L): 17” (S) (use only if you prefer not to make a strap)
1 (size 16) metal snap (or 1” of hook-and-loop tape)

* You may wish to mix and match more than two fabric designs. These numbers will help you estimate the total amount of fabric needed. The largest pattern piece is 16 1/2” x 11”.

Exterior: quilting cotton, home decor, canvas, mid-weight linen

Lining and accent fabrics: quilting cotton, linen, or other mid-weight fabric





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